Ethiopia has won the race for interconnectivity within Africa hence the outstanding performance of our nation’s sole flight service provider. Ethiopian Airlines has been ranked first followed by EgyptAir & Royal Air Maroc as 2nd & 3rd respectively on the ‘African Airline’s ranking by traffic’ section in the report.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest Pan-African airline, has retained its status as the continent’s top airline in passenger and freight traffic. Ethiopian Airlines’ main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, has handled 500 thousand tons of freight and millions of passengers in 2020.
“We are honored to continue our leadership even during the Global Pandemic Crisis which has devastated the aviation industry. This is a manifestation of our resilience and agility. We are excited about the role we played in the fight against the pandemic by continuing our much-needed air connectivity within Africa and with the rest of the world without any flight suspension. We are saving lives through air transport of medical supplies and vaccines.” – Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam.
A total of 5.5 million passengers have been transported through the airport. Of this traffic, Ethiopian transported 5.2 million passengers and the remaining passengers were transported by other airlines. The cargo terminal has handled more than 500 thousand tons of freight during the year 2020.
Our nation has also topped the list of the most connected countries in Africa due to Ethiopian Airlines’ large number of direct flights within the continent.